Friday, February 19, 2010

How Much Can Any One Person Take?

Yesterday's unfortunate events, Plane Crash Suspect's Online Diatribe; Posting rages at IRS... , show that some people can be pushed only so far before they experience a catastrophic failure. Will this be the first of many manifestations of anger? How soon before this pervasive anger reaches critical mass among the population? This should be a wake-up call to TPTB, but it won't, only an excuse for more surveillance and draconian actions which will increase the anger! Remember what caused the French Revolution?
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ... God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion; what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms." -- Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787

"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." -- Winston Churchill,

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